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  • That compares with the 5.8% the sellers would have made investing in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index instead of the individual art pieces in question.

    It Is Too Soon to Walk Out at Sotheby's

  • Financials have lagged all other sectors on the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index this year, down 1.4% compared with a 5.7% rise in the benchmark.

    Options Bulls Search for a Bottom with Morgan Stanley

  • NEW YORK—Standard & Poor's said Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will replace Novell Inc. in the S&P 500-stock index after the close of trading on a date to be announced.

    Chipotle on S&P's Menu

  • The S&P 500-stock index ended last week at 1343.01, more than double its intraday low at the worst of the financial crisis and the highestsince June 2008.

    Investors Waltz On, Eye Exits

  • On Wall Street, markets gained on the more positive forecast, with the Dow Jones industrial average adding 61.53 points, or 0.5 percent, and the S&P 500-stock index rising 0.6 percent.

    Fed upgrades economic outlook

  • SPDR Gold Shares, the giant gold exchange-traded fund, is now the biggest such fund by assets, surpassing the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, which tracks the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index.

    Gold Even Reigns On Stock Market

  • The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index edged up 0.29 point to 1123.82.

    Bargain Hunters Boost Stocks

  • The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index edged up 2.84 points, or 0.2%, to 1212.92, led higher by telecommunication and material stocks.

    Dow's Win Streak at Three

  • Adding fresh evidence of businesses' contributions to the government, a report from an independent research team at Standard & Poor's found that companies within the broad S&P 500-stock index paid almost 21% more in cash taxes in calendar year 2010 than the previous year.

    Studies Fuel Dueling Views on U.S. Corporate Taxes

  • The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index fell 30.65 points, or 2.3%, to 1314.55, its biggest drop since August 11.

    DJIA Drops 279.65 on Economic Worry


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